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Rats are set to run at the Jersey Shore

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On Saturday, March 22, 2014 “Rats” will invade the Jersey Shore. No it’s not the cast of a reality show, it is the spring edition of the “Rat Race” that will be held at Wells Mills Park in Waretown, NJ.

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It consists of a 10K and 20K race through the scenic park.

Saturday, March 22, 10K and 20K 9:45 a.m., Spring Rat Race, Wells Mills Park, Waretown, N.J. Mail In Application

According to Bill Scholl the race director of the Shark River Hills section of Neptune Township the park will offer a very interesting and scenic course. It starts on a road by the ranger station and goes for about 2 miles on a dirt road before entering a marked trail through the woods. There are some moderate undulating hills through the wooded section of the course before the 10 K loop returns back to the ranger station area. The 20K runners will do two loops through the course.

Unlike the fall edition the course will be well marked along a prescribed route with water stops and the distances have been measured to be accurate. The 20K will start at 9:45 a.m. and the 10K at 10 a.m.

Last year’s top finishers were:

Men:

1. Ross Reynolds 1:45.37

2. Michael Flynn 1:45.58

3. Ted Maglione 1:47.45

Women:

1. Heidi Polhemus 2:08.49

2.Jen Soss 2:16.25

3.Kim Pendolino 2:23.14

Men

1. Kevin Clapp 50:27 1.

2. Nick Pappas 51:42 2.

3. Chris Mondie 52:52 3.

Women

  1. Asheley Stott 54:45
  2. Katie Sereduk 59:33
  3. Adrienne Hancock 59:38

Looking ahead the deadline for registering for RunAPalooza events to include the Asbury Park Half Marathon, Jersey Shore 5k or Jersey Shore Relay Marathon is March 19, 2014 or whenever the limit on each respective race is reached.

More upcoming events can be found on The Race Calendar.

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